Sample "Social Security Verification Letter"

What Is a Social Security Verification Letter?

A Social Security Verification Letter is an official document issued by the Social Security Administration. It states your annual income information as well as the benefits you have earned for your retirement, Medicare or what you will be entitled to in case of a disability. A sample letter is available below for reference.

Alternate Name:

  • Social Security Benefits Letter.

A Social Security Benefit Verification Letter contains your personal information, date of birth, Social Security Number (SSN) and detailed information on benefits that you are receiving or what you will receive in the future. Since it has all your income information dating back to the beginning of your working career, the letter is used as an income proof when applying for loans, mortgages, etc. Every year after your tax return is processed, the benefit's information is updated.

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How to Get a Verification Letter From Social Security?

A Social Security Letter of Verification can be requested through the official website, or by calling the toll-free number. Doing it through the official website is fast, free, and can be done from your home.

For online access, you will need to create a personal account, which takes about 10 minutes. You must be at least 18 years old and have an e-mail address, postal address, and a Social Security Number. Some personal information to verify your identity will be required. Provide one of the following: bank card number, information from the latest W-2 tax form or from a 1040 SE (self-employment) tax form.

To create a personal account go to the Social Security government website and go through a few easy steps:

  • Decide on a login and passcode;
  • Provide required personal information and answer questions;
  • Activate the account by entering the verification code sent via email or SMS.

After logging on to your "My Social Security" account, scroll down to the benefits & payments section. There you find all necessary topics to view, print or save for later, and order to have an official form sent to you by regular mail. It will take about 10 business days for you to receive it by postal services.

If you plan on making a request by phone, expect longer wait times on Mondays and during the first hour each workday. Call 1-800-772-1213 during the workweek hours and ask to have it mailed to you. It will be posted to the address on your Social Security record within 10 business days.


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Sample Online Benefit Verification Letter
Social Security Administration
Date:January 30, 2013
Claim Number:XXX-XX-0000A
JANE DOE
456 ANYWHERE AVENUE
MAINTOWN, USA 11111-1111
You asked us for information from your record. The information that you requested is shown below. If you want anyone
else to have this information, you may send them this letter.
Information About Current Social Security Benefits
Beginning December 2012, the full monthly Social Security benefit before any deductions is $223.90.
We deduct $0.00 for medical insurance premiums each month.
The regular monthly Social Security payment is $223.00.
(We must round down to the whole dollar.)
Social Security benefits for a given month are paid the following month. (For example, Social Security benefits for
March are paid in April.)
Your Social Security benefits are paid on or about the fourth Wednesday of each month.
Information About Past Social Security Benefits
From December 2011 to November 2012, the full monthly Social Security benefit before any deductions was $220.70.
We deducted $0.00 for medical insurance premiums each month.
The regular monthly Social Security payment was $220.00.
(We must round down to the whole dollar.)
Type of Social Security Benefit Information
You are entitled to monthly retirement benefits.
Date of Birth Information
The date of birth shown on our records is May 29, 1949.
If You Have Any Questions
If you have any questions, you may call us at 1-800-772-1213, or call your local Social Security office at 800-000-0000.
We can answer most questions over the phone. You can also write or visit any Social Security office. The office that
serves your area is located at:
SOCIAL SECURITY
123 MAIN STREET
MAINTOWN, USA 11112-1111
If you do call or visit an office, please have this letter with you. It will help us answer your questions.
Social Security Administration
Social Security Administration
Publication No. 05-10552 | ICN 463256 | Unit of Issue — HD (one hundred)
August 2017 (March 2016 edition may be used)
The Fastest Way to Verify Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Benefits
Produced and published at U.S. taxpayer expense
Printed on recycled paper
Sample Online Benefit Verification Letter
Social Security Administration
Date:January 30, 2013
Claim Number:XXX-XX-0000A
JANE DOE
456 ANYWHERE AVENUE
MAINTOWN, USA 11111-1111
You asked us for information from your record. The information that you requested is shown below. If you want anyone
else to have this information, you may send them this letter.
Information About Current Social Security Benefits
Beginning December 2012, the full monthly Social Security benefit before any deductions is $223.90.
We deduct $0.00 for medical insurance premiums each month.
The regular monthly Social Security payment is $223.00.
(We must round down to the whole dollar.)
Social Security benefits for a given month are paid the following month. (For example, Social Security benefits for
March are paid in April.)
Your Social Security benefits are paid on or about the fourth Wednesday of each month.
Information About Past Social Security Benefits
From December 2011 to November 2012, the full monthly Social Security benefit before any deductions was $220.70.
We deducted $0.00 for medical insurance premiums each month.
The regular monthly Social Security payment was $220.00.
(We must round down to the whole dollar.)
Type of Social Security Benefit Information
You are entitled to monthly retirement benefits.
Date of Birth Information
The date of birth shown on our records is May 29, 1949.
If You Have Any Questions
If you have any questions, you may call us at 1-800-772-1213, or call your local Social Security office at 800-000-0000.
We can answer most questions over the phone. You can also write or visit any Social Security office. The office that
serves your area is located at:
SOCIAL SECURITY
123 MAIN STREET
MAINTOWN, USA 11112-1111
If you do call or visit an office, please have this letter with you. It will help us answer your questions.
Social Security Administration
Social Security Administration
Publication No. 05-10552 | ICN 463256 | Unit of Issue — HD (one hundred)
August 2017 (March 2016 edition may be used)
The Fastest Way to Verify Social Security and Supplemental Security Income Benefits
Produced and published at U.S. taxpayer expense
Printed on recycled paper